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Welcome to my November to January Mayor’s Report

Dear Member,

Welcome to my November to January Mayor’s Report.

Let me first wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Like many members and councilors I took part in last Saturday’s national campaign day to support the NHS. We now how important defending the NHS is locally, and have clearly stated our concerns about the North East London Sustainability and Transformation Plan. Only this week Cllr McShane and I met with both the Independent Chair of the STP and the Chair of the Homerton to discuss these plans and also the Pathlab at the Homerton. We will be developing our response to the governance arrangements and fully take on board the concerns expressed by local campaigners.

I know there is a lot of interest in divesting and Hackney Council’s Pensions Committee is taking further steps towards a fossil free pension fund after approving ambitious plans to cut the fund’s exposure to future CO2 emissions. Cllr Robert Chapman, Chair of the Committee has blogged about their work.

Finally I am really pleased to support, alongside Hackney’s MPs, the Hackney Gazette’s #HiddenHomeless Campaign, there is more about it below, but it is good to see the paper highlighting and campaigning on such an important local issue. Cllr Rebecca Rennison, Mayoral Adviser for Advice and Preventing Homelessness has blogged about our response to rough sleeping and some of these issues.

Best wishes, 

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Nov 2016 & Jan 2017 can be downloaded here

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – Nov 2016 – Jan 2017

Welcome to my November to January Mayor’s Report

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Welcome to my second monthly Hackney Labour Mayor’s Report for October & November 2016.

Dear Member,

Welcome to my October and November Mayor’s Report.

It’s been a busy month with some excellent results only this week in response to our campaigning on the Housing and Planning Act and for better rights for private renters. The Government backtracking on Pay to Stay and their pledge to end letting agent fees is a great result for Hackney and our hard work. It turned my attendance at the Axe the Housing Act Protest at Parliament on Wednesday into more of a celebration, but we must continue to keep up the fight against the forced sales of Council Homes and attacks on social tenancies.

This month myself and the Cabinet have also been campaigning against the large rises in business rates, which could impact on local businesses and the threat that changes to school funding might have on the borough – more on both can be found bellow. On Monday we launch a new engagement with residents about the future of our education, it will ask them what type of schools they want to see, whether they support selection and what role they think the Council should have in education.

In terms of new initiatives we will be agreeing a new Rough Sleepers Strategy on Monday, with plans for a new No Second Night Out hub in the borough. We are continuing to take forward our housing development plans at Nightingale Estate, Tower Court, Gooch House (new low cost homes to buy) and St Leonard’s Court. We have also launched the new Economic and Development Board that will be taking forward our ambitious agenda on investment, jobs, training and skills.

Best wishes, 

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for October & November 2016 can be downloaded here

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – October & November 2016

Welcome to my second monthly Hackney Labour Mayor’s Report for October & November 2016.

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This is my first monthly report as Hackney Labour Mayor to keep members updated about what l’ve been up to, new cabinet team, what Hackney is doing as a Labour council, and the key issues facing us as a borough. It won’t be possible to cover everything so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, the cabinet or your local Councillors if you have any questions.

Dear Member,

Welcome to my first monthly Hackney Labour Mayor’s Report. It’s a first attempt so no doubt it will evolve in the coming months both physically, on email and online. I hope you find it interesting and I hope to include what I’ve been up to, what Hackney is doing as a Labour Council, and the key issues facing us as a borough. It won’t be possible to cover everything so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, the Cabinet or your local councilors if you have any questions.

Let me first thank everyone that has been involved in campaigning over the past couple of months whether it was in the GLA/London Mayor Election, the various ward by-elections, the EU referendum, my Mayoral by-election, on the recent education campaign or the Hoxton West by-election (please get out and help if you can); none of us could do this without you and your support.

In this issue I cover my new Cabinet, my priorities as Mayor (including changes to the Manifesto), what we have achieved in the first few weeks and some key issues from the last few months.

Next week is Living Wage Week and while there will be more in next month’s report, I am very pleased to announce that Hackney is now an accredited Living Wage borough, meeting one of my manifesto commitments and building on the hard work of Jules to ensure that the Council paid London Living Wage not only to its staff, but also contractors.

Best wishes,

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for September & October 2016 can be downloaded here

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – September & October 2016

This is my first monthly report as Hackney Labour Mayor to keep members updated about what l’ve been up to, new cabinet team, what Hackney is doing as a Labour...

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